Amused Moose Comedy's Booster/Refresher short course


BOOSTER/REFRESHER short comedy course (socially distanced)
ed by MARKUS BIRDMAN on two Sunday afternoons in central London in September

"Top comedy courses":

It becomes clear to most comedians quite soon after starting out that there are more skills they should explore and develop, and that the sooner they find a way of building those, the sooner they will improve more than their peers, so will be noticed and get better gigs. 

Our booster/refresher short courses provide lots of advice and hardwon insights about performing stand-up which cut many many months of trekking around and frustratingly being seen onstage treading water and sometimes struggling, while hoping to work things out for yourself.

Unlike other comedy courses, ours

  • Are led by current headline comedians who regularly perform at the biggest and best comedy clubs in the UK and abroad, while also
  • Limit participants to 5 at most because of social distancing (rather than the usual 10 max), which will even more than usual ensure that everyone gets individual advice, guidance and encouragement.

This is designed for comedians who want to consolidate and improve their sets, maybe as a Refresher after taking time out, or as a Follow-on to our Absolute & Almost Beginners comedy courses, boosting them to take their act to the next level.  The basics of stand-up are not included so this is not suitable for beginners.

On this course you will receive

  • Specific feedback on your current set.
  • Advice on how you can improve and develop you act.
  • Help in generating, writing and honing new material, with the benefit of advanced techniques.
  • Gain inside knowledge on how to deal with nerves, heckles and dying.
  • Practical performance tips.

The course is led by Markus Birdman who is one of stand-up’s most respected awardwinning British comedians, much in demand in the UK and around the world.  A career highlight was finding himself sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld when compering the Comedy Store which can be a tough gig.
      “Uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it's done”: Evening Standard
      “The all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly.
ade me laugh so hard it hurt. A master”: BBC

Its likely that you already know that Amused Moose courses often fill up way ahead,
so don't dither about enrolling!

Because there is nothing as good as a recommendation, here are some about this course from earlier this year:

“Worth every penny.  Areas for improvement and focus were identified, with many suggestions on where I could go with an idea - something you do not really get on other courses." 

"To receive indepth advice from a pro is invaluable.  For everyone looking to move to the next level in comedy, this course is perfect for you.”

“Insightful, supportive and practical – working with you on material, delivery and stage presence; spotting weaknesses and offering advice that improves your act straight away.  You'll save months flailing around on the circuit making stupid mistakes.”

“A funny, honest and engaging teacher who is able to go into great detail about each person’s act while still keeping everyone involved.  Brilliant.  Sign up now.”

“It was wonderful to see everyone improve so much.”

 “A learning atmosphere that is relaxed” … “Thoroughly enjoyable” … “Gives confidence to try out and develop new things” ... ”All done with great humour" … “I have gained lots of tools” … “Fast moving, with a good combination of one to one advice and opportunities to perform” … “Great stuff!” … “A great analysis of stand up” … “Invaluable - I’d recommend it to anyone.”

Dates: Sundays 18 and 25 October (12.30 to 5pm)

Venue: The Water Rats theatre, 328 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BZ
(Tube/Railway: Kings X)


HOW TO ENROL: The fee is £128 with enrolment online by clicking here

You will receive an automated confirmation when your fee has been received.  Then please email confirming that you have stand-up experience, adding your stage name and mobile number so we can link you with your fee payment.

Details will be reconfirmed by email a few days beforehand.

NB: No refunds are given for sessions not attended, and dates/times/location/course leader etc could very occasionally differ from those shown, without liability

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